Food-sharing ordinance discussion held until next week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The passage of an ordinance that would've required food-sharing nonprofits and others serving to the hungry was placed on hold by the Kansas City Council to allow more public discussion.

One council member said the discussion was heated in Thursday's session and the ordinance's sponsor requested it be held to allow people to testify on its effects.

People will be able to weigh in on the ordinance -- No. 140412 -- at noon on June 11 in the Neighborhoods, Housing and Healthy Communities committee. The committee will meet on the 10th floor at City Hall.

More than a dozen people, including charity food servers, the homeless and hungry, protested the ordinance on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday . Their ability to testify before the committee was halted as discussion on the ordinance had not been placed on the agenda in the requisite time.

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